Rippowam Cisqua's Education Speaker Series Starts Oct. 9

Rippowam Cisqua School's Foundations of Education Lecture Series begins on Tuesday, October 9th, with a visit from Katie Koestner.

Guided by a mission that promotes intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning, Rippowam Cisqua School is excited to announce the schedule of speakers for the 2012-2013 Foundations of Education Series.  This marks the sixth year of the critically acclaimed series, which features informative lectures on parenting, learning, and successful child-rearing.  All lectures in the Foundations of Education Series will take place on the Lower Campus of Rippowam Cisqua School located at 325 West Patent Road, Mt. Kisco, NY.  All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The schedule kicks off on Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. with a visit from Katie Koestner, a national expert on student safety, technology, and wellness issues. Ms. Koestner has appeared on several national television programs, and has lectured at more than 1600 schools around the world. She will focus her discussion on :Internet Safety and Skillfully Parenting the Cyber Generation.” Topics of discussion will include encouraging responsible use of the Internet, protecting children online, and bridging the technological gap between parents and children.

The Foundations of Education Series continues on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. with a visit from Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO of Panthera, a non-profit organization that directs and implements effective conservation strategies for the world's largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards. Dr. Rabinowitz is one of the world's leading big cat experts, and has been called "The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation" by Time magazine.  In 2008, Dr. Rabinowitz was a guest on The Colbert Report, where he discussed his organization's mission. 

The Series breaks for the holidays and resumes on Friday, January 11th at 10:00 a.m. with a return visit from Dr. Michael Thompson, bestselling author and renowned psychologist specializing in children and families. Dr. Thompson will speak with our community about “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood.”

Rippowam Cisqua School is a co-educational, independent country day school for students in PreKindergarten through Grade Nine with campuses in Bedford and Mount Kisco, New York.  For more information or to RSVP for the Foundations of Education Series, please contact Ryan Smith at (914) 244-1292 or ryan_smith@rcsny.org.

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